Johnny Hodapp

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Johnny Hodapp
Second baseman/Third baseman
Born: (1905-09-26)September 26, 1905
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: June 14, 1980(1980-06-14) (aged 74)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 1925, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1933, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .311
Hits 880
Runs batted in 429
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 2 full seasons with a .300+ batting average

Urban John Hodapp (September 26, 1905 – June 14, 1980) played major league baseball in the 1920s and 1930s, mostly for the Cleveland Indians. He primarily played second base. He was a solid contact hitter, with a .311 batting average over nine major league seasons. His best year was in 1930, when he batted .354 with 121 runs batted in, leading the American League in hits (225) and doubles (51). Hodapp struck out only 136 times in 2,826 at-bats in his career, or once every 20.8 at-bats.

According to Baseball-reference.com, he is the "first AL player to get two hits in an inning twice in a game," in a drubbing of the Yankees by the Indians by a score of 24-6 on July 29, 1928.

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